The Best Chili Ever!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My step-dad makes really great chili.  I always use his recipe every time I make chili because it's easy and always a hit.  One night we had people coming over for dinner, and being the last minute person that I sometimes am, I needed my step-dad's recipe immediately and he wasn't able to give it to me.  So I defaulted to the chili recipe in Chrissy Teigen's book that I keep raving about and altered it to fit my taste.

Dustin loved it so much that when I told him I was making it again a week later, he got really excited.....over chili.  So you know it's good ha!

1 lb lean ground meat (I've used both deer and turkey)
half of large red onion, chopped
2 TBS Lawry's seasoning salt
3 TBS chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 TBS minced garlic
2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 small cans tomato sauce
2-3 TBS Splenda brown sugar
1.5 cups water

1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, add your ground meat, onion, seasoning salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.  Cook until the meat is browned.
2. Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
3. Add water, tomato sauce, kidney beans, and Splenda brown sugar and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat and let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.  

This chili tastes better the longer you let it simmer because reduces some of the liquid and lets the flavors really mesh together.  Now go make this chili!

Linking up with Jenn


  1. I haven't tried her chili recipe yet, but Im so happy to hear that it's really good!! Can't wait to try it because we love chili! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Yum!!! I have plans to make Kris Jenner's chili next week (it has a lot of veggies for my meal plan), but this sounds so good!

  3. I adore a good chili!!! This looks so delicious and I be the house smells great when it is simmering.

  4. I got this book for Christmas, too, and have been meaning to try out some of the recipes in it! I was drooling when I was just paging through it and MG was definitely excited for me to make some of them too. Chili is always up our alley so this is definitely on my to-make list!

  5. Oh my goodness this is one of my favs! Thanks for reminding me that I need to make this soon!

  6. Yum! I've never put season salt in chili, but I bet it's delicious. We're big chili fans so I can't wait to give this a try.

  7. Chilli is one of my favourite dinners this time of the year!! It's so cold outside and it's the perfect way to warm up!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  8. OMG this looks delicious! can't wait to try!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  9. I love chili- this recipe looks incredible!


  10. This sounds amazing, I am totally trying this!


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